Food pairings with flavored tea – Green tea flavored with lemon and ginger
If you have ever been to a traditional tea shop, you will find that the most commonly served foods are scones, biscuits, assorted pastries and light finger sandwiches. Today, teas are becoming more common in cafes, casual and fine dining restaurants, which allows for some more creative food pairings. Below is a food pairing that I recently experienced and wanted to share:
If you have ever had green tea with lemon and ginger, you know how light and refreshing this tea can be and that it goes well with just about any food. However, I recently found that Vietnamese or Thai food, specifically stir-fried rice noodles or rice vermicelli with shrimp or pork, pairs up very nicely with this tea. The lemon and ginger in the tea really complemented the pungent flavors in the noodle dish. The slight bitterness and earthiness of the green tea also truly enhanced the Asian flavors.
I will be sharing more food and tea experiences in subsequent posts.